Category Archives: Children’s Writing Prompts

Writing prompts that are appropriate for children

News

In her own house, her husband had been watching CNN all day in a state of outrage about some piece of news. Next door, she could hear Ralph watching Fox News and she was sure that Ralph would be in … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Writing Prompts, fiction, Writing prompt | 1 Comment

Mashed Potatoes

She moaned in ecstacy as she read the menu. “They have mashed potatoes and gravy with their hamburgers,” she whispered. She leaned over the table and smiled, “Mashed potatoes are like heroin to me.” I didn’t want to reveal myself … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Writing Prompts, fiction, Food, Writing prompt | 1 Comment

Pretty Is

“Pretty is as pretty does.” Did your mom use that one on you? Mine did. It was meant to encourage kind behavior. Maybe it even worked, since I turned out to be pretty decent and not a sociopath. But it … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood memory, Children's Writing Prompts, Essay, Writing prompt | 2 Comments

It’s a Blur

The email was a blur. She blinked several times in a effort to focus her eyes. She took her glasses off and looked at them to be sure they were the right glasses. Yes. She put the glasses back on … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Writing Prompts, fiction, Writing prompt | 4 Comments

Unearthed

I, I am latent, I am dreamed, I am unearthed. I lie here fallow, waiting. For the opening, the permission The cord to cling to that will Pull me forth. What do I need to be born? I need open, … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Writing Prompts, Poems, Writing prompt | 2 Comments

My Desk

Neat but dirty. That describes my house as well as my desk. Everything is neatly organized, no deep piles in sight. But there’s dust over everything but the keyboard. The papers I’m using show marks of momentarily placed hunks of … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Writing Prompts, Essay, Photo Writing Prompt, Writing prompt | 6 Comments

My Music

“Thanks for inviting me,” the email said. It followed with, “Will it be okay if I bring my music? You’ll love it!” That’s what happens when you invite your boss to something. You have to say yes to whatever he … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Writing Prompts, fiction, music, Writing prompt | 3 Comments

All 7

The rain was unrelenting. Even on the high ground where Steffi lived, there was standing water and her basement was oozing, leaking. She frantically carried everything she could to the 2nd floor. In the basement she grabbed up all 7 … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Writing Prompts, fiction, Writing prompt | 4 Comments

Saturday

Those people who live across the street – in that house with green shutters – go to church on Saturday. I forget the name of that religion. I’ll think of it in a minute. Anyway, the lady who lives there … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Writing Prompts, fiction, Writing prompt | 7 Comments

Friday

When everyone talks about wishing Friday would hurry up and come, I just nod and keep quiet. I hate the weekend. I’d rather be at work, in my cheerful cubical with its images of islands and palm trees, than running … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Writing Prompts, fiction, Writing prompt | 7 Comments